MUSHI-SHI The Next Passage Special – Path of Thorns

Mushishi Zoku Shou: Odoro no Michi

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Mysterious, unknowable creatures alien to the laws of nature—known only to some and feared by others—"Mushi" lie behind many of life's strange phenomena. Long ago, a Mushi of terrifying power threatened to extinguish all life. The Minai clan of Mushishi were born from those who stopped this malevolent force, their members bound by duty to serve as retainers to the Karibusa family, within whom the Mushi remains sealed. The Mushishi Ginko is given a job request from Tanyuu Karibusa: oversee the work of the head of the Minai clan, Kumado Minai, in investigating an abandoned village where dead wood and even houses spring back to life as flourishing plants. Though the Minai clan are oddly ruthless among Mushishi, even more peculiar is their widespread dull character, with little appreciation for beauty or sentiment. Tanyuu believes there is more to this trend than meets the eye. Ginko aims to answer her curiosity as he follows Kumado into a "Path of Thorns," a place where Mushi flow from their own strange sources into the world of the living. Rare and deadly varieties of Mushi lurk in these depths, along with the secret nature of the Minai clan's resolve to their ancient task.

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English: Mushishi Path of Thorns
Japanese: 蟲師 続章
Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 20, 2014
Producers: Aniplex, Kodansha, Delfi Sound
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Artland
Source: Manga
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Seinen, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Duration: 47 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


Lucy Rose – Theme Song Performance
Toshio Masuda – Music
Yoriko Matsumori – Color Setting
Yuuta Nakamura – Director of Photography
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Shiver” by Lucy Rose
ED1: “Odoro no Michi” (棘のみち) by Toshio Masuda


Mushi is back baby and well it’s just like the rest of what you have seen. Atmospheric and melancholic adventures with our boy Ginko


You have to watch all of Mushishi. All the specials and the movies in addition to the series. All 50 chapters of the manga are adapted!

Sir Loin

watch this


so go watch if you like mushishi


It’s Mushishi; it’s amazing.


watch it if you like the series, i don’t rate specials


A great addition to the mushishi series.



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